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Chimamanda Adichie

  • 2011–2012
  • Fiction & Poetry
  • Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow and Radcliffe-African Studies Fellow
  • Independent Writer (Nigeria)
Headshot of Chimamanda Adichie
Photo by Tony Rinaldo

This information is accurate as of the fellowship year indicated for each fellow.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a fiction writer and author of three books: the novels Half of a Yellow Sun (Knopf, 2006) and Purple Hibiscus (Algonquin Books, 2003) and the short-story collection The Thing around Your Neck (Knopf, 2009).

She will be researching and writing a new novel while at the Radcliffe Institute.

Her novels have been awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. In 2010, she was included in the New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 Summer Fiction Issue. A MacArthur Fellow, Adichie has a master’s degree in African studies from Yale University.

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